SOME LIVER ENZYMES AND IRON INDICES IN TOXEMIA OF PREGNANCY
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Thirty cases of toxemia of pregnancy together with Ten (10) cases normal pregnancy group had been selected for this study. They were classified into: Ten (10) cases mild preeclampsia, Ten (10) cases severe pre-eclampsia and Ten (10) cases eclampsia. In severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, there was significant increase in serum transaminases, alkaline phosphatase and Y-glutamyl transferase as compared to normal group, and there was significant decline in serum alkaline phosphatase and y-glutamyl transferase after delivery. There was rise in serum iron level in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia before delivery as compared to control. Also, total iron binding capecity and serum transferrin were significantly increased in severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. But,. after delivery, there was significant decline in serum iron in all groups. Total iron binding capacity was 5[VCre significantly decreased in eclampsia and pre-eclampsia after delivery, while serum transferrin was significantly decreased in eclampsia.